CT.Gov Home Connecticut LMI 1Q 2020 Connecticut Occupational Employment & Wages Home
Select Occupation
Northwest Workforce Development Area (1Q 2020)
All Industry
Estimated employment850
Mean wage$25.60
Entry wage$18.45
10th percentile wage$17.30
50th percentile wage$25.03
90th percentile wage$32.88
Top Employing Industries
Education and Health Services304.0%
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities
Top Paying Industries
Median Wage
Education and Health Services30$25.38
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities$23.96
Carpenters (47-2031)
Construct, erect, install, or repair structures and fixtures made of wood and comparable materials, such as concrete forms; building frameworks incl. partitions, joists, studding, and rafters; and wood stairways, window and door frames, and hardwood floors. May also install cabinets, siding, drywall, and batt or roll insulation. Includes brattice builders who build doors or brattices (ventilation walls or partitions) in underground passageways.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$25.03 $27.60  -$2.57
2019$23.87+4.9%$26.32 +4.9%-$2.45
2018$23.30+2.5%$25.69 +2.5%-$2.39
2017$22.67+2.8%$25.00 +2.8%-$2.32
2016$21.99+3.1%$24.25 +3.1%-$2.25
2015$21.64+1.7%$23.86 +1.7%-$2.22
2014$21.17+2.2%$23.34 +2.2%-$2.17
2013$20.85+1.5%$22.99 +1.5%-$2.14
2012$20.67+.9%$22.79 +.9%-$2.12
2011$20.37+1.5%$22.46 +1.5%-$2.09
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$25.03 $21.91  $3.12
2019$23.87+4.9%$21.02 +4.2%$2.85
2018$23.30+2.5%$20.38 +3.1%$2.92
2017$22.67+2.8%$19.83 +2.8%$2.84
2016$21.99+3.1%$19.38 +2.3%$2.61
2015$21.64+1.7%$18.98 +2.1%$2.66
2014$21.17+2.2%$18.57 +2.2%$2.60
2013$20.85+1.5%$18.20 +2.1%$2.65
2012$20.67+.9%$17.88 +1.7%$2.79
2011$20.37+1.5%$17.60 +1.6%$2.76
Note: The mid-wage is the median wage. The average wage is the mean wage. The entry-level wage is equal to the average of the lower third of reported wages for the occupation. The wage range consists of the 10th and 90th percentiles; 80% of workers earn between this wage range, 10% earn less while 10% earn more.
Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2020
Top Areas For This Occupation
Best Pay
Median Wage / Employment
Southwest $33.631,040
South Central $28.851,160
North Central $27.661,680
Eastern $27.24810
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
North Central $27.661,680
South Central $28.851,160
Southwest $33.631,040
Northwest $25.03850
Wages in other areas
Go Connecticut LMI HomeState of Connecticut Department of Labor - Office of Research
200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109 / Phone: 860-263-6285
LMI Home | CTDOL Home | CT.gov | Feedback | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Accessibility Policy
Product funded by a grant awarded by USDOL's Employment and Training Administration. (more)
Go to the State of Connecticut website